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How We Store a Month of Groceries in a Tiny Kitchen

Have you ever wondered how the heck I store a month of groceries in our home? Well Pearl, I’m letting you in on a few of my secrets in today’s monthly food storage post. 

I want you to know exactly how we store a months worth of groceries in our tiny home so you can be inspired to make room in your own home. Just to clarify to you, a monthly haul includes anything that can last in the fridge, freezer or pantry for 30 days!

These tips will work for anyone, even those with a small kitchen space, because as you can see in the video, we don’t have a PANTRY 😱! Real life, real life, real life, lol!

 

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Living Debt Free in a High Cost of Living Area

We live in one of the most expensive cities in the United States. Home prices continue to increase faster than most other major cities, but the high expenses don’t stop there. Utilities, transportation, food, healthcare, and taxes all on average are higher in this beautiful city. This post contains 5 ways to live debt free in a high cost of living city. 

Despite those odds stacked against our wallet, there are a lot of opportunities to save money and grow our side incomes while living in a high cost of living area. 

 

When living in a city with a high cost of living, it’s especially a huge help to know ways to save money. These 5 tips to save money when living in a high cost of living area will help you stretch your money. Continue Reading →

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11 Essentials of a Back to School Shopping List – FREE PRINTABLE Shopping List on a Budget Worksheet

This post contains affiliate links at no additional cost to you. Thank you so much for supporting Pennies Into Pearls by using my links! Keep reading to learn more about my back to school shopping list. 

 

When it comes time to start checking off your back to school shopping list, those receipts add up super fast! Be careful!

Don’t get carried away! As you walk into the stores or start searching the internet there is a single important tip that you need to follow to make sure you don’t go over budget!

Just like with your grocery shopping on a budget, you can not start shopping without a back to school shopping list that has an estimated cost for each item!

Doing your back to school shopping on a budget is a game changer! No more mom stress about spending the money! This FREE PRINTABLE Back to School Shopping List will help you get all the basic essentials for your kid’s back to school outfits and back to school supplies. To get it all and stick to a set budget and still make it all work! Continue Reading →

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Our Family Summer Routine for Kids

Kids thrive when they have sort of order to their day. That is where your summer routine for kids comes into play! In order remain “the fun mom” and still compose some sort of sanity, you have to find a balance of fun and order.

Use this FREE Summer Schedule for Kids Printable to get your family motivated to get the important chores out of the way to make room for fun summer activities.

Use this FREE Summer Schedule for Kids Printable to get your family motivated to get the important chores out of the way to make room for fun summer activities. Your summer schedule for kids will help create a summer routine for kids that they love and learn the rewards of working hard. Continue Reading →

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Dollar Store Laundry Room Organization Tips

This post contains affiliate links at no additional cost to you. Thank you so much for supporting Pennies Into Pearls by using my links!

It’s that wonderful time of the year when you get that almost natural call of the wild instinct to start organizing your home.

Almost instantly as the New Year arrives, you’re dramatically made aware that it is a real possibility of you becoming the star on the next episode of Hoarders!

Whew! Let’s take a deep breath. Let’s not let the stress of the situation get the best of us.

No matter which space you are looking to organize, these Dollar Store Organizing Ideas will help you get the job done in less than 30 minutes! The Dollar Store is the perfect place to find everything you need to get your home organized… IF you know what to look for! Here are 6 Organizing Tips to help you get the job done fast and cheap! Continue Reading →

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Dollar Tree Road Trip Hacks

Open road. Fun, dance in your seat music. Beautiful scenery. Feet up on the dash. Hands out the window. Fresh air blowing through your hair.

And… that lasts for about five minutes if you have kids in the car with you!

You have about two hours of your eight hour trip down in the books and the questions start piling up. It’s almost like you are suffocated by, “How much longer? When will we be there? Mom, I am so bored!”

Yikes! Okay maybe I am changing my mind about going on a road trip!

Hold the phone! Road trips can still be a lot of fun even with little ones buckled up in back! 

New road trip hacks all using dollar store items. The water color paint book looks like a really cool road trip hack! Continue Reading →